Hamilton Sundstrand to Supply Ram Air Turbine for A350 XWB

Written by thomas · Filed Under Commercial 

September 16, 2008


WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Airbus has
selected Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
(NYSE: UTX), to provide the Ram Air Turbine emergency power system for the
Airbus A350 XWB.

Hamilton Sundstrand estimates total A350 XWB Ram Air Turbine (RAT)
system revenues in excess of $500 million over the life of the multi-year

“We are proud to support Airbus’ latest advanced commercial aircraft,”
said Michael Epling, general manager, Hamilton Sundstrand Electric Systems’
Commercial Systems Enterprise. “As the world’s leading RAT systems
supplier, we strive to provide the best competitive and technical solutions
for our customers, and we’re pleased to be selected for the A350 XWB.”

In the extremely rare loss of power from the engines, the RAT deploys
into the airstream and produces power for the cockpit and flight controls
to safely land the aircraft.

The RAT system will be designed and manufactured in Rockford, Ill.

The A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) Family is Airbus’ response to demand for
a series of highly efficient, medium-capacity, long-range wide-body
aircraft. With a range of up to 8,300 nautical miles, it is available in
three basic passenger versions accommodating between 270 and 350 passengers
in a typical three-class layout.

Hamilton Sundstrand has previously announced selection by Airbus to
provide the A350 XWB’s Electric Power Generation System, and through ECE, a
Zodiac company, Hamilton Sundstrand will be providing the Solid State Power
Controllers for the aircraft’s Electric Power Distribution System.

With 2007 revenues of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs
approximately 19,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor
Locks, Conn. Among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically
advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs,
manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system
solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It
also is a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified
company providing high technology products and services to the building and
aerospace industries worldwide.

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